Beavers Back In The Pac

Jan. 23, 2002

JANUARY 26, SATURDAY

Oregon State at California-Davis, Davis, Calif., 12 noon

Oregon State at Stanford, Stanford, Calif., 7 p.m.

JANUARY 27, SUNDAY

Oregon State at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 3 p.m.

Oregon State (7-6 overall, 2-1 Pacific-10) returns to the Pacific-10 dual meet schedule for the first time since mid-December this week, traveling to take on California-Davis (8-6, 3-1), Stanford (5-5, 1-2) and Cal Poly (8-5, 3-1) on a two-day swing through California. The Beavers will be at UCD on Saturday afternoon, Stanford on Saturday night and Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon.

'We've got some good dual meets coming up,' OSU head coach Joe Wells said. 'We go against a pair of much-improved teams at UC-Davis and Cal Poly, Stanford redshirted quite a few people last year and they've got them back in their lineup. These will be three good meets.'

Starting this weekend, six of Oregon State's final seven dual meets will be against Pac-10 opponents. Going against conference foes carries added weight, as each match's result could potentially affect seeding for the Pac-10 Championships that will be held at OSU on March 2-3.

'It's a good opportunity to get out there and get after some people,' Wells said. 'For a lot of our guys, these matches are a chance to either move up in the rankings or possibly earn a seed at the Pac-10 meet.

'We're looking at going out and competing well, using our conditioning and putting pressure on people.'

The Beavers have five wrestlers in this week's national rankings, as 184-pounder Isaac Weber entered the Amateur Wrestling News rankings at No. 17 after his upset of second-ranked Andy Hrovat of Michigan on Jan. 12.

At 133 pounds, Nathan Navarro slipped one spot to 18th in the AWN rankings and remained 15th in the InterMat rankings, 141-pounder Casey Horn climbed one place to 18th in the AWN rankings and two places to 13th in the IM rankings, 174-pounder Nathan Coy dropped one spot to 13th in the AWN rankings and one spot to 16th in the IM rankings, and heavyweight Jason Cooley moved up one spot to eighth in the AWN rankings and remained seventh in the IM rankings.

In the new Pac-10 rankings, Oregon State remained the No. 2 team behind Arizona State. All six Beavers in the individual rankings held their previous spots, with Navarro third at 133, Horn third at 141, Coy first at 174, Weber second at 184, Jason Lovell third at 197 and Cooley second at heavyweight.

With the regular season entering its final month, the Beavers are also beginning to focus on what's necessary to be successful in the postseason.

'We're zeroing in on cleaning up what we already do, not trying a lot of new things,' Wells said. 'We want to minimize our mistakes. We're working on making sure we don't give away easy points. We're working on scoring our points and eliminating the opportunities for the other guy to score.'

Last week's break from the schedule was a good chance for OSU to do just that.

'It was a good opportunity for us to train hard and work hard,' Wells said. 'We had a week to catch our breath a little and for guys to get a little bit ahead in their studies.'

California-Davis also took last weekend off from competition, the Aggies last took to the mat in the non-scoring Aggie Open on Jan. 12. On Jan. 11, UCD had beaten Southern Oregon 31-16 and Columbia 31-6 in a pair of non-league duals.

The Aggies have two wrestlers in the national rankings. At 133 pounds, Urijah Faber is ranked No. 20 by IM, at 165 pounds, Burt Pierson is ranked No. 19 by AWN and No. 15 by IM. In the Pac-10, Faber is ranked No. 4 and Pierson is ranked No. 2 while Jeremiah Jarvis is ranked No. 3 at 157 pounds.

Stanford dropped a pair of Pac-10 duals last week, losing to Cal Poly 25-18 and Cal State-Bakersfield 30-13.

The Cardinal does not have a nationally-ranked wrestler, but Stanford has three in the Pac-10 rankings: Matt Gentry is second at 149 pounds, Levi Weikel-Magden is fourth at 157 pounds and Harold Penson is fourth at 184 pounds.

Cal Poly has three nationally-ranked wrestlers. At 141 pounds, Cedric Haymon is ranked No. 5 by AWN and No. 4 by IM, at 165 pounds, Burt Pierson is ranked No. 19 by AWN and No. 15 by IM, and at 174 pounds, Steve Strange is ranked No. 9 by AWN and No. 12 by IM. In the Pac-10 rankings, Haymon is second at 141, Strange is second at 174, Chuck Sandlin is third at 184 and David Schenk is second at 197.

OREGON STATE PROBABLE LINEUP:

National rankings are current Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat

125 - Michael Delaney, jr. (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS)

10-10 record with 2 pins

or - Ale DeLaPena, so. (Benton City, Wash./Kiona-Benton HS, North Idaho JC)

6-2 record with 1 pin

133 - Nathan Navarro, sr. (Ontario, Ore./Ontario HS)

14-4 record with 1 pin, No. 18 AWN, No. 15 IM, No. 3 Pac-10

141 - Casey Horn, jr. (Salem, Ore./North Salem HS)

17-6 record with 8 pins, No. 18 AWN, No. 13 IM, No. 3 Pac-10

149 - Jordan Barich, fr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS)

6-8 record with 1 pin

157 - Micah Houston, so. (Arlington, Texas/Arlington HS)

4-12 record with 1 pin

165 - Jed Pennell, so. (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS)

11-9 record with 2 pins

174 - Nathan Coy, sr. (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS)

6-5 record with 0 pins, No. 13 AWN, No. 16 IM, No. 1 Pac-10

or - Jake Huffman, jr. (Scio, Ore./Scio HS)

14-5 record with 1 pin

184 - Isaac Weber, sr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS)

14-10 record with 1 pin, No. 17 AWN, No. 2 Pac-10

197 - Jason Lovell, jr. (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS)

12-11 record with 1 pin, No. 3 Pac-10

HWT - Jason Cooley, sr. (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS)

7-4 record with 0 pins, No. 8 AWN, No. 7 IM, No. 2 Pac-10

or - Andy Bowlby, jr. (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS)

17-3 record with 5 pins

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has an all-time record of 5-0-0 against California-Davis in a series dating back to 1983. Last season, the Beavers took a 43-(-2) win in Corvallis, it was the first time in OSU's wrestling history - including over 1,200 dual meets - that the Beavers finished a dual with an opponent in negative points. The last meeting at Davis was OSU's 28-1 win in 2000.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 26-0-0 against Stanford in a series dating back to 1953. Last season, the Beavers won 39-3 in Corvallis. The last meeting at Stanford was OSU's 22-13 win in 2000.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 26-10-2 against Cal Poly in a series dating back to 1960, and the Beavers are on a 9-meet winning streak and an 11-meet unbeaten streak against the Mustangs. Last season, OSU took a 28-12 win in Corvallis. The last meeting in San Luis Obispo was OSU's 35-7 win in 2000. Cal Poly's last victory was 28-7 in 1989 in San Luis Obispo, the teams tied 18-18 in 1991 in San Luis Obispo.

PACIFIC-10 MEET DATES CHANGED: The dates for the 2002 Pacific-10 Wrestling Championships at Gill Coliseum have been moved up to Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at the request of the conference.

When the meet was originally scheduled, OSU was to have hosted a women's basketball game on March 2. However, when the Pac-10 basketball tournaments were put in place, that sport's schedule was moved up a week and Gill Coliseum became available on both weekend dates.

To allow more fans to see both days of the tournament without having conflicts with the work week, the tournament was moved to March 2-3. More information on the Pac-10 Championships can be found later in this release.

LAST MEETS: Oregon State took a break in its schedule last weekend. The previous week, the Beavers had split four meets, on Jan. 11 at the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals, the Beavers beat Brown 35-9, lost to No. 16 Illinois 26-10 and beat Pacific (Ore.) 26-8, on Jan. 12, OSU returned home and lost to No. 4 Michigan 25-14.

At the Oregon Wrestling Classic Duals in Redmond, Ore., the Beavers scored team bonus points in 6 of the 10 matches against Brown to take the easy victory, including pins by 141-pounder Casey Horn and heavyweight Andy Bowlby. Bowlby's pin of 15th-ranked Bronson Lingamfelter avenged a pin Bowlby suffered against Lingamfelter in the Las Vegas Classic. Against Illinois, OSU had another wrestler avenge a defeate as 133-pounder Nathan Navarro bumped Mark Jayne 14-6, Jayne had taken a 10-5 win over Navarro at the Midlands Open. In the day's final meet against Pacific, the Beavers used a lineup of mostly reserves to beat the nation's 11th-ranked NAIA team.

Against Michigan, the highlight for OSU came in the first match as 184-pounder Isaac Weber took a 7-7 tiebreaker win over second-ranked Andy Hrovat, it was just Hrovat's second loss of the season. Casey Horn added his team-high eighth pin of the season at 141 pounds and Jason Cooley tacked on a technical fall at heavyweight.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH JOE WELLS: Joe Wells, now in his 10th season as Oregon State's head coach, has led the Beavers to a Pacific-10 title and 4 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

The Beavers' 25-10 win over then-No. 11 Boise State last season was Wells' 100th dual meet win at OSU. Since taking over the Beaver program prior to the 1992-93 season, Wells is 110-67-1 for a winning percentage of .621.

The Beavers were Pacific-10 Conference champions under Wells in 1994 and he has twice been named the conference's Coach of the Year. OSU has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships 4 times in Wells' tenure, placing second in 1995, fourth in 1994, eighth in 1996 and tying for ninth in 1998.

Under Wells, OSU has had 2 national champions, 15 All-Americans and 16 conference champions.

Wells was named the ASICS Oregon Wrestling Classic's Man of the Year for 1998 for his contributions to wrestling in the state.

Wells, who has coached numerous World Teams for the United States, is a 1972 Iowa graduate. He was a 2-time placer at the Big Ten meet and the 1976 U.S. Wrestling Federation freestyle champ. He spent 17 seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa and Michigan before coming to Oregon State.

OREGON STATE SECOND IN ALL-TIME DUAL MEET WINS: OSU rates as one of the best dual meet teams in collegiate wrestling history. The Beavers are second in all-time dual meet wins among Division I schools and fourth in all-time dual meet winning percentage going into the 2001-02 season. OSU currently has an all-time dual meet record of 844-259-24 and a .759 winning percentage.

OREGON STATE'S DUAL MEET SCHEDULE: OSU faces one of the nation's toughest dual meet schedules. The Beavers meet 7 teams ranked in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll of Jan. 23: No. 1 Minnesota, No. 4 Michigan, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 15 Illinois, No. 22 Nebraska and No. 25 Fresno State.

OREGON STATE IN GILL COLISEUM: Oregon State has one of the finest homes in college wrestling, 10,400-seat Gill Coliseum. Now in their 46th season in Gill Coliseum, the Beavers have a home dual meet record of 351-64-6 in the arena for a winning percentage of .841. This season, OSU is 5-2 at home and is averaging 987 fans per home date.

In 2001, the Beavers attracted an average of 1,131 fans per home date. That included a crowd of 2,862 for Iowa's first-ever visit to OSU on Jan. 6, that was Oregon State's largest home crowd in over a decade.

OSU moved its home wrestling meets into Gill Coliseum in 1956-57, when Dale Thomas became head coach. Since then, the arena has hosted conference championship meets 13 times and it was the site of the NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1980. Gill Coliseum will be the site of the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Championships.

BOWLBY EARNS USA WRESTLING BELT FOR 2001: Oregon State heavyweight Andy Bowlby was the winner of the USA Wrestling's 2001 Championship Belt Series for University-level wrestlers. Bowlby, an OSU junior from Newberg, Ore., won both the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at the University National Championships and also earned a silver medal in freestyle at the Pan American Championships.

USA Wrestling's University National Championships cover the freestyle and Greco-Roman styles, while the NCAA Championships are for collegiate, or 'folkstyle' competition.

USA Wrestling is the governing body for the sport in the United States. Based on a point system, it crowns Championship Belt Series winners in each of its age-group levels: Cadet, Junior, FILA Junior World, University and Senior levels. Athletes only receive points on the specific age level where they compete, and points cannot transfer from one age level to another age level.

Bowlby claimed the University level Championship Belt Series with 163 points, defeating runner-up Jamill Kelly of Stillwater, Okla. by 40 points. University athletes are 18-24 years old and their class has graduated from high school.

The Belt Series is based upon a point system, rewarding athletes for actual success in competition. Athletes who place in the major USA Wrestling events on the regional, national and international levels scored points in the series.

BEAVER WRESTLING HOMECOMING: Oregon State held its annual Beaver Wrestling Homecoming on Dec. 12, when a crowd of 1,356 saw the Beavers beat archrival Oregon 16-16 by criteria. Oregon State welcomed back 21 former wrestlers and legendary head coach Dale Thomas. The alums on hand accounted for 26 individual conference titles, 17 All-America finishes and 7 NCAA national titles.

CRITERIA DECIDES SEASON'S FIRST CIVIL WAR: Oregon State won the season's first Civil War dual meet over Oregon on Dec. 12 as OSU heavyweight Andy Bowlby's 1-1 win over 12th-ranked Eric Webb left the final team score at 16-16. But, under a tiebreaker rule in effect for all NCAA dual meets this season, the Beavers got the team victory.

The rule had previously been in effect only for dual-meet tournaments, in which a winning team had to be decided to advance in the bracket. A set of criteria is used to break the tie, and OSU won on criteria g, which awards the victory to the team with the most near-fall points. OSU 174-pounder Nathan Coy scored the only near-fall of the meet with a 2-pointer in his 10-1 win over Shane Webster.

To end the dual, Bowlby held Webb down for the 30-second tiebreaker at heavyweight to earn what went in the books as a 1-1 win. Most of the crowd of 1,356 left the building thinking the dual had ended in a tie, but officials were thumbing through the rule books to find the list of criteria in order to declare a winner.

In order, the criteria are most victories (that night, 5 each), most 6-point wins (none), most 5-point technical falls (none), most 4-point technical falls (none), most major decisions (1 each), most decisions (4 each) and greater number of total near-fall points earned (Oregon State 2, Oregon 0).

OREGON STATE SHUTS OUT CENTRAL WASHINGTON: Oregon State recorded its first shutout of the season when it beat Central Washington 44-0 in the Oregon State Duals on Nov. 23 at Gill Coliseum. It was the Beavers' first shutout since a 45-0 win at Cal State-Fullerton late in the 2001 season.

OREGON STATE'S QUADRUPLE-HEADER: When Oregon State wrestled 4 meets at the Oregon State Duals on Nov. 23, it was the first time the Beavers had wrestled 4 duals in a day since Jan. 11, 1997 at the Virginia Duals. This year, OSU beat Portland State 36-3, Central Washington 44-0, Pacific (Ore.) 32-6 and Simon Fraser 40-9, in 1997, OSU beat Cornell 30-10, Indiana 22-13, Cornell 20-13 and lost to Arizona State 23-13.

BEAVERS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers have been in this season's national rankings:

TEAMAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	23rdNational Wrestling Coaches AssociationDec. 5	24thDec. 12	25thDec. 19	25thJan. 9	NRJan. 16	NRJan. 23	NRNATHAN NAVARRO, 133Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	10th	Pre	12thOct. 25	9th	Nov. 14	10th		Nov. 21	15thNov. 27	13th	Nov. 27	16thDec. 5	17th	Dec. 5	16thDec. 12	16th	Dec. 12	17thDec. 19	16th	Dec. 19	18thJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	20thJan. 9	NR	Jan.9	19thJan. 16	17th	Jan. 16	15thJan. 23	18th	Jan. 23	15thCASEY HORN, 141Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NROct. 25	NR	Nov. 14	NR		Nov. 21	NRNov. 27	NR	Nov. 27	NRDec. 5	18th	Dec. 5	NRDec. 12	20th	Dec. 12	NRDec. 19	20th	Dec. 19	NRJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	NRJan. 9	19th	Jan. 9	NRJan. 16	19th	Jan. 16	15thJan. 23	18th	Jan. 23	13thJED PENNELL, 165Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	18th	Pre	19thOct. 25	18th	Nov. 14	18th		Nov. 21	NRNov. 27	NR	Nov. 27	NRDec. 5	NR	Dec. 5	NRDec. 12	NR	Dec. 12	NRDec. 19	NR	Dec. 19	NRJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	NRJan. 9	NR	Jan. 9	NRJan. 16	NR	Jan. 16	NRJan. 23	NR	Jan. 23	NRNATHAN COY, 174Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	6th	Pre	7thOct. 25	6th	Nov. 14	7th		Nov. 21	6thNov. 27	5th	Nov. 27	6thDec. 5	5th	Dec. 5	6thDec. 12	5th	Dec. 12	6thDec. 19	8th	Dec. 19	10thJan. 2	9th	Jan. 2	15thJan. 9	11th	Jan. 9	15thJan. 16	12th	Jan. 16	15thJan. 23	13th	Jan. 23	16thISAAC WEBER, 184Am.Wr.News	InterMatPre	NR	Pre	NROct. 25	NR	Nov. 14	NR		Nov. 21	NRNov. 27	NR	Nov. 27	NRDec. 5	NR	Dec. 5	19thDec. 12	NR	Dec. 12	20thDec. 19	NR	Dec. 19	20thJan. 2	NR	Jan. 2	20thJan. 9	NR	Jan. 9	NRJan. 16	NR	Jan. 16	NRJan. 23	17th	Jan. 23	NRJASON COOLEY, HWTAm.Wr.News	InterMatPre	12th	Pre	17thOct. 25	12th	Nov. 14	18th		Nov. 21	18thNov. 27	15th	Nov. 27	17thDec. 5	NR	Dec. 5	16thDec. 12	NR	Dec. 12	16thDec. 19	14th	Dec. 19	10thJan. 2	9th	Jan. 2	8thJan. 9	9th	Jan. 9	8thJan. 16	9th	Jan. 16	7thJan. 23	8th	Jan. 23	7th

BEAVERS IN THE CONFERENCE RANKINGS: Here's where Oregon State wrestlers have been in this season's Pacific-10 rankings:

TEAMPre	2ndDec. 5	2ndJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	2ndMICHAEL DELANEY, 125Pre	3rdDec. 5	NRJan. 9	NRJan. 23	NRNATHAN NAVARRO, 133Pre	2ndDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	3rdJan. 23	3rdCASEY HORN, 141Pre	NRDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	3rdJan. 23	3rdJED PENNELL, 165Pre	2ndDec. 5	NRJan. 9	NRJan. 23	NRNATHAN COY, 174Pre	1stDec. 5	1stJan. 9	1stJan. 23	1stISAAC WEBER, 184Pre	2ndDec. 5	2ndJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	2ndJASON LOVELL, 197Pre	3rdDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	3rdJan. 23	3rdJASON COOLEY, HWTPre	3rdDec. 5	NRJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	2ndANDY BOWLBY, HWTPre	NRDec. 5	3rdJan. 9	2ndJan. 23	NR

OREGON STATE WRESTLING TICKETS: All tickets for Oregon State home wrestling meets are sold on a general admission basis. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens (age 62 and over) and students (high school or under). OSU students are admitted free with their OSU student identification card.

Junior Benny Beaver Club members are admitted free when wearing their club T-shirt or showing their membership card. Kids wearing OSU Wrestling Camp T-shirts or showing a membership card from their mat club will also be admitted free.

Local Bi-Mart stores have coupons good for 2 admissions for the price of 1 adult admission for all OSU home wrestling meets.

Wrestling is also part of the OSU 6-Sport Pass, which is good for general admission seating at all home contests in wrestling, baseball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball and gymnastics. The 6-Sport Pass is $130 for a family pass that admits 2 adults and 2 children, $80 for an adult pass, and $60 for a senior citizen or student pass.

2002 PACIFIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling Championships will be held March 2-3 at Oregon State's Gill Coliseum. Tickets will be sold through the OSU Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets for adults are $25 for a tournament pass or $7 per session, for seniors and students, tickets are $21 for a tournament pass or $6 per session.

The tournament includes four sessions. On Saturday, March 2,Session 1 begins at 11 a.m. and includes championship preliminaries, championship quarterfinals and wrestleback preliminaries, Session 2 begins at 6 p.m. and includes championship semifinals and consolation quarterfinals. On Sunday, March 3, Session 3 begins at 11 a.m. and includes consolation semifinals and fifth-place and third-place finals, Session 4 begins at 6 p.m. and includes the championship finals

OREGON STATE TELEVISED MEETS: Oregon State will have a pair of its dual meets televised this season on a tape-delay basis by Fox Sports Net. The Beavers' home meet on Dec. 16 against Oklahoma State was shown, and the season's second Civil War on Feb. 13 at Oregon will be broadcast on a date to be announced.

OREGON STATE SPORTS INFORMATION: To request information, photographs, interviews or home meet credentials involving Oregon State wrestling, please call Kip Carlson in the OSU Sports Information Office at (541) 737-7472 or e-mail him at kip.carlson@orst.edu, regularly-updated information is also available on the OSU athletic department website at www.osubeavers.com. When arranging interviews, please call at least 24 hours ahead of the time desired for the interview.

MICHAEL DELANEY, 125 POUNDS: Junior Michael Delaney (Tracy, Calif./Brethren Christian HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 20-21 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (12 of 41) ... this season, 10-10 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 25 percent of matches (5 of 20) ... last week, went 1-2 with 0 pins, tech. fall over Ryan Gill, Brown, 20-5 (4:45) in dual meet, dec. by Pham Twan, Illinois, 9-4 in dual meet, dec. by No. 9 A.J. Grant, Michigan, 4-1 in dual meet ... season summary, major dec. by No. 2 Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 9-1 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 2 Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 9-3, medical forfeit over No. 14 Greg Schaefer, Indiana ... major dec. by No. 5 Jason Powell, Nebraska, 11-2 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, also had medical forfeit to No. 1 Stephen Abas, Fresno State ... opened season with 5-match win streak, including 2 pins, team bonus points in 3 matches ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 3-0 with 2 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

ALE DeLaPENA, 125 POUNDS: Sophomore Ale DeLaPena (Benton City, Wash./Kiona-Benton HS, North Idaho JC) is in his first season as a part-time starter in OSU's lineup ... career and this season, 6-2 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 38 percent of matches (3 of 8) ... last week, dec. over Kehaa Rezantes, Pacific (Ore.), 4-2 in dual meet ... season summary, at Oregon State Duals, made dual meet debut with major dec. over Jaime Garza, Central Washington, 16-6 and dec. over Tony Churchill, Simon Fraser, 11-5 ... at Southern Oregon Open, went 2-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

NATHAN NAVARRO, 133 POUNDS: Senior Nathan Navarro (Ontario, Ore./Ontario HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... moves up a weight this season after being starter at 125 pounds the last 3 seasons ... has won 6 of last 9 matches ... career, 82-48 with 10 pins, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (29 of 130) ... this season, 14-4 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (6 of 18) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 18 by AWN, No. 15 by IM, in the Pac-10, No. 3 ... last week, went 1-1 with 0 pins, major dec. over Mark Jayne, Illinois, 14-6 in dual meet, dec. by No. 10 Foley Dowd, Michigan, 7-2 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year school ... out of lineup Dec. 1-Dec. 16 with minor injury ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 12 Travis Drake, Appalachian State, 8-3, also had medical forfeit to No. 17 Kelly McConnville, Wyoming ... opened season with 8-match win streak, including team bonus points in 4 matches ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 3-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

CASEY HORN, 141 POUNDS: Junior Casey Horn (Salem, Ore./North Salem HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... moves down a weight this season after being the starter at 149 pounds last season ... leads team with 8 pins ... has won 7 of last 8 matches, including 3 by pin ... career, 26-24 with 12 pins, team bonus points in 30 percent of matches (15 of 50) ... this season, 17-6 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 39 percent of matches (9 of 23) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 18 by AWN, No. 13 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 3 ... last week, went 3-0 with 2 pins, pinned Clint Frease, Brown, 6:07 in dual meet, dec. over Eric Novak, Illinois, 3-0 in dual meet, pinned Clark Forward, Michigan, 1:13 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. over No. 2 Chad Erikson, Minnesota, 6-5 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 3-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 12 Aaron Holker, Iowa State 11-4, dec. over No. 15 John Giacche, Northwestern, 4-3, major dec. by No. 9 Coyte Cooper, Indiana, 15-2 ... dec. over No. 20 Brian Watson, Oregon, 6-4 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed fourth, went 5-2 with 2 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 11 Clark Forward, Michigan, 7-5, dec. over No. 20 Ralph Lopez, Fresno State, 11-5, dec. by No. 6 Cedric Haymon, Cal Poly, 5-2 ... major dec. by No. 3 (133) David Douglas, Arizona State, 12-3 in dual meet ... at Oregon State Duals, recorded pins in all 3 matches.

JORDAN BARICH, 149 POUNDS: Freshman Jordan Barich (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career and this season, 6-8 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 29 percent of matches (4 of 14) ... last week, went 1-2 with 0 pins, major dec. over Jason Mercado, Brown, 15-4, major dec. by No. 15 Ryan Berger, Illinois, 14-3 in dual meet, tech. fall by No. 6 Mike Kulczycki, Michigan, 7:00 (24-9) in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 3 Jared Lawrence, Minnesota, 2:44 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including pinned by No. 8 Jesse Jantzen, Harvard, 2:38 ... dec. by No. 1 (141) Eric Larkin, Arizona State, 12-3 in dual meet ... made dual meet debut at Oregon State Duals, going 3-0 with 1 pin and 2 major decisions.

MICAH HOUSTON, 157 POUNDS: Sophomore Micah Houston (Arlington, Tex./Arlington HS) is in his first season in the OSU lineup ... career, 5-13 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 11 percent of matches (2 of 18) ... this season, 4-12 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 13 percent of matches (2 of 16) ... last week, went 0-4 with 0 pins, pinned by Jesse Savage, Brown, 0:56 in dual meet, major dec. by No. 19 Griff Powell, Illinois, 10-2 in dual meet, major dec. by Troy Hall, Pacific (Ore.), 9-1 in dual meet, tech. fall by No. 5 Ryan Bertin, Michigan, 5:48 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 3 Luke Becker, Minnesota, 6:20 in dual meet ... season summary, pinned by No. 3 Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 0:36 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 1 Bryan Snyder, Nebraska, 2:00 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 0-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... major dec. by No. 10 Rocky Smart, Arizona State, 10-2 in dual meet ... made dual meet debut at Oregon State Duals, going 2-1 with 1 pin ... at Southern Oregon Open, went 2-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JED PENNELL, 165 POUNDS: Sophomore Jed Pennell (Cave Juntion, Ore./Illinois Valley HS) is in his second season in the OSU lineup ... career, 28-21 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 24 percent of matches (12 of 49) ... this season, 11-9 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 20 percent of matches (4 of 20) ... last week, went 1-2 with 0 pins, dec. over Sean Jenkins, Brown, 8-4 in dual meet, dec. by No. 2 Matt Lackey, Illinois, 11-6 in dual meet, dec. by No. 19 Charles Martelli, Michigan, 7-4 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 6 John Hardy, Minnesota, 11-4 in first round ... major dec. by No. 3 Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, 18-6 in dual meet ... major dec. by No. 10 Eugene Harris, Oregon, 20-7 in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 2-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... major dec. by No. 14 Nick Frost, Arizona State, 20-8 in dual meet.

NATHAN COY, 174 POUNDS: Senior Nathan Coy (Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... career, 69-40 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (30 of 109) ... this season, 6-5 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (2 of 11) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 13 by AWN, No. 16 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 1 ... last week, went 2-1 with 0 pins, major dec. over Adam Santee, Brown, 14-4 in dual meet, dec. over Brian Glenn, Illinois, 8-5 in dual meet, dec. by No. 2 Otto Olson, Michigan, 3-2 in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 6 Jacob Volkmann, Minnesota, 5-0 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 1-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 11 Jim Stanec, Cornell, 8-5 ... dec. by No. 9 Ty Wilcox, Oklahoma State, 5-3 in dual meet ... out of lineup Nov. 23-Dec. 1 for personal reasons ... at Southern Oregon Open, tied for first, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JAKE HUFFMAN, 174 POUNDS: Junior Jake Huffman (Scio, Ore./Scio HS) is in his third season as a part-time starter in the OSU lineup ... career, 25-25 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 16 percent of matches (8 of 50) ... this season, 14-5 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 26 percent of matches (5 of 19) ... last week, went 1-0 with 0 pins, major dec. over Ryan Jones, Pacific (Ore.), 17-5 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including major dec. by No. 17 Greg Parker, Princeton, 14-0, dec. by No. 12 Gerald Harris, Cleveland State, 5-4 ... opened season with 10-match win streak, including team bonus points in 4 matches ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed eighth, went 3-3 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 6 Jim Stanec, Cornell, 6-4 ... at Southern Oregon Open, tied for first, going 4-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

ISAAC WEBER, 184 POUNDS: Senior Isaac Weber (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his fourth season in the OSU lineup ... career, 46-53 with 3 pins, team bonus points in 11 percent of matches (11 of 99) ... this season, 14-10 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (4 of 24) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 17 by AWN, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, went 2-1 with 0 pins, dec. over Nic Ciarcia, Brown, 4-3 in dual meet, dec. by Jason Potter, Illinois, 6-2 in dual meet, dec. over No. 2 Andy Hrovat, Michigan, 7-7 (2 OT) in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 8 Damion Hahn, Minnesota, 6-3 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 19 Ben Heizer, Northern Illinois, 3-2, dec. by No. 6 Damion Hahn, Minnesota, 6-3 ... major dec. by No. 3 Pat Popolizio, Oklahoma State, 11-2 in dual meet ... by No. 9 Travis Pascoe, Nebraska, 3-1 (OT) in dual meet ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed fifth, went 4-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. by No. 3 Andy Hrovat, Michigan, 6-1, pin over No. 10 Rob Rohn, Lehigh, 0:43 ... dec. by No. 10 Jeremy Wilson, Portland State, 6-4 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 2-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JASON LOVELL, 197 POUNDS: Junior Jason Lovell (Turner, Ore./Cascade HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... career, 33-32 with 2 pins, team bonus points in 17 percent of matches (11 of 65) ... this season, 12-11 with 1 pin, team bonus points in 22 percent of matches (5 of 23) ... in current rankings, in Pac-10, No. 3 ... last week, went 1-2 with 0 pins, major dec. over Peter Mosely, Brown, 11-0 in dual meet, pinned by Tyrone Bird, Illinois, 1:40 in dual meet, major dec. by No. 7 Kyle Smith, Michigan, 17-4 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 3 Owen Elzen, Minnesota, 6:08 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, went 2-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including tech. fall by No. 2 Owen Elzen, Minnesota, 3:59 (15-0) ... major dec. by No. 18 Will Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 14-4 in dual meet ... pinned by No. 5 Justin Ruiz, Nebraska, 1:49 in dual meet ... had 6-match win streak from Nov. 23-30, including team bonus points in 3 matches ... at Las Vegas Classic, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 18 Eric Mausser, Clarion, 4-3, injury default to No. 11 Kyle Smith, Michigan ... dec. by No. 7 Erik Gladish, Arizona State, 8-3 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

JASON COOLEY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Senior Jason Cooley (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS) is in his third season in the OSU lineup ... has won 7 of last 9 matches ... career, 60-23 with 4 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (23 of 83) ... this season, 7-4 with 0 pins, team bonus points in 9 percent of matches (1 of 11) ... in current rankings, nationally, No. 8 by AWN, No. 7 by IM, in Pac-10, No. 2 ... last week, dec. by No. 3 John Lockhart, Illinois, 3-2 in dual meet, tech. fall over Steve Heleniak, Michigan, 6:00 (19-4) in dual meet ... season summary, dec. by No. 5 Garrett Lowney, Minnesota, 4-1 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, placed fifth, went 4-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including pinned by No. 2 Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, 2:13, dec. over No. 10 Kevin Hoy, Air Force, 3-1 ... Dec. 14-Dec. 30, 5-match win streak ... dec. over No. 13 James Huml, Oklahoma State, 1-1 (OT) in dual meet ... dec. by No. 16 Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, 7-5 in dual meet.

ANDY BOWLBY, HEAVYWEIGHT: Junior Andy Bowlby (Newberg, Ore./Newberg HS) is in his second season as a part-time starter in the OSU lineup ... has won 8 of last 9 matches, including 2 by pin ... career, 28-9 with 8 pins, team bonus points in 43 percent of matches (16 of 37) ... this season, 17-3 with 5 pins, team bonus points in 45 percent of matches (9 of 20) ... last week, went 2-0 with 1 pin, pinned No. 15 Bronson Lingamfelter, Brown, 1:55 in dual meet, dec. over Jon Small, Pacific (Ore.), 8-1 in dual meet ... season summary, at Midlands Open, placed eighth, went 4-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including injury default over No. 18 Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, dec. by No. 14 Jason Cooley, Oregon State, 3-2 ... Dec. 1-Dec. 30, 6-match win streak, including 1 pin, team bonus points in 3 matches ... dec. over No. 12 Eric Webb, Oregon, 1-1 (OT) in dual meet ... opened season with 9-match win streak, including 3 pins, team bonus points in 5 matches ... at Las Vegas Classic, placed fifth, went 4-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools, including dec. over No. 10 Jon Testa, Clarion, 9-3 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed first, went 3-0 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools.

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